13th October 2017 Current Affairs – GK Today
1.International Day for Disaster Reduction was observed on 13th October.This Year Theme is ‘Home Safe Home Reducing Exposure, Reducing Displacement’.
2.Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley participated in the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) Meeting in Washington D.C.
3.Gujarat Government has announced the ‘Garments and Apparel Policy-2017′, with the aim of creating more opportunities in the garment sector of Gujarat and to create huge employment opportunities for women through the apparel industry.
4.Japan’s capital city Tokyo has topped The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Safe Cities Index 2017, while Delhi and Mumbai ranked 43rd and 45th respectively.
5.Gautam Bambawale, India’s high commissioner to Pakistan, was appointed as India’s next ambassador to China.
6.Minister for Communications, Manoj Sinha has launched the Sampoorna Bima Gram (SBG) Yojana and an initiative for expansion of clientele base of Postal Life Insurance in New Delhi.
7.Bengaluru will host the 12th World Sudoku Championship and the 26th World Puzzle Championship from October 15 to 21.
8.The Indian Air Force has launched an innovative mobile health App named `MedWatch’ in keeping with the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Digital India’ on the occasion of its 85th anniversary.
9.’Mitra Shakti 2017′, a joint military exercise between India and Sri Lanka was held in Pune, Maharashtra.(from October 13 to 25)
10.The culture ministry said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will head a government committee formed to coordinate year-long celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary from October 2, 2019.
11.The annual Delhi seminar on “India and Southeast Asia – Maritime Trade, Expedition and Civilisation Linkages” began at the Indian Naval Academy (INA) in Kerala.
12.Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) has become the first Indian oil company to sell lubricants in Myanmar.
13.Eminent critic, biographer and orator M K Sanu has been chosen for the Mathrubhumi Literary Award for 2016.
14.Switzerland’s Esther Staubli is set to become the first female referee to officiate a match at the FIFA U-17 World Cup.